Air Force Defeats Nevada, 63-56
Senior Alicia Leipprandt

Feb. 9, 2013

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USAFA, Colo. - Shooting nearly 57 percent from the field in the second half, the Air Force women's basketball team picked up a 63-56 victory over Nevada Saturday afternoon in Clune Arena.

Senior Alicia Leipprandt (Ubly, Mich.) led the Falcons with a game-high 21 points, while team captain Dymond James (Sr., Brambleton, Va.) notched her second-consecutive double-double, finishing with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Meanwhile, junior Cherae Medina (Denver, Colo.) added 11 points for Air Force.

For Nevada, Danika Sharp scored a team-high 16 points. Emily Burns added 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Arielle Wideman pitched in 11 points.

After entering the second half with a five-point deficit, the Falcons quickly tied the game with a basket from James and a three-pointer by Medina. Although the teams went back and forth over the next few minutes, a putback by Leipprandt at the 16-minute mark gave Air Force a 31-29 lead and the Falcons never trailed again.

In the first half, Air Force held a 14-6 advantage with 7:23 remaining, but the Wolf Pack went on a 15-2 run over the next four minutes to earn a five-point lead. While the Falcons were able close the margin to one with 47 seconds on the clock, Nevada (6-16, 1-8) scored the last four points of the half to go into the locker room with a 25-20 advantage.

Air Force (3-19, 2-7) shot 56.7 percent from the field in the second half, including 3-of-3 from long range, after shooting just over 27 percent in the first 20 minutes. The Falcons also outrebounded the Wolf Pack, 44-34, for the game, but continued to struggle at the foul line, converting just 9-of-16 free throws.

The Falcons return to action this Wednesday, Feb. 13, when they visit UNLV in search of their first road win of the season.



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